Irving Mills & His Hotsy Totsy Gang - MY LIT'L HONEY AND ME (1929)
July 19, 2013
Who was that masked band?
According to the collector/experts at redhotjazz:
"The Hotsy-Totsy Gang records made under Irving Mills name between 1928 and 1930 assembled some of the greatest White Jazz musicians of the era and often produced spectacular results. Sometimes Mills sang on the records, other times he just arranged the record dates and selected the musicians. As a singer Mills was not without talent."
Artists appearing under this banner (though not necessarily on this particular side) include Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman, the Dorseys, Gene Krupa, Hoagy Carmichael, Manny Klein, Eddie Lang,Peewee Russell, Miff Mole, Phil Napoleon, Jack Teagarden, and Joe Venuti.
Great sound, by the way. Thanks.